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i went with my friends, ed and joanie, took us to the fireworks on the pier on the hudson river, it was fantastic and great time. >> voluntarily decided to go. >> i was there with my dear wife and the kids and i was out, you know, out and about. >> yeah. >> i think everybody -- >> trying to keep your schedule. >> brian doesn't sleep. trying to keep your schedule. >> i was amazed how many -- there seemed to be so many fireworks this year which is ok but the dogs freaked out so today, the dogs are going to need -- >> and birds, too, around the country. the feds told you stop doing fireworks in a couple of cities around the country. >> really? >> they shut them down. >> a city here -- town here in new york state and then another town. we talked about that yesterday. absolutely. >> that was a strange story. >> strange. >> we'll tell you all about it during the commercial break. hoboken looking right over to those fireworks on the hudson river, it was really cool. headlines now. day six of darkness for at least one million people on the east coast. a lot of them -- most of them aren't expected to get
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electricity back until sunday and the temperatures are so hot. to get a good perspective on the scope of the outages check out these before and after aerial images of washington, d.c. relief by nasa, right photo significantly darker following that deadly storm that killed 26 people. looking for a loan? well, it helps if you're a member of congress. and a new report shows the former countrywide financial corporation gave discounted housing loans to top lawmakers in order to gain influence in washington. among them, former senate banking committee chairman, democrat chris dodd, current senate budget committee chairman conrad. several more democrats and two more republicans on that list. and it looks like the perks worked because the companies results consulted by congress on a number of issues. even though it was their subprime mortgages that helped start the nation's foreclosure crisis to begin with. no word if bribery charges will be followed. beware, there's a chance you
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could soon lose your internet connection. this is about 270,000 some people around the world. that warning is coming from the f.b.i. nearly 65,000 computers in america may still be infected by a virus that popped up a year ago thanks to some international hackers. the malware will rear its ugly head and destroy your internet connection this monday unless you do a really quick malware check. you can get rid of it and you can get rid of it by visiting dcwg.org to find out if your computer is clear. very frightening, peter. >> it is. >> did you catch those fireworks last night? >> that was out of my apartment window. literally, that's what it looked like. >> love american style. >> remember that show? >> this is over the hudson river. here's a look at other fireworks from the fourth of july displayed in cities like st. louis, orlando and boston. if you look closely, you can see
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water spots on the video from boston. the city was slammed with thunderstorms, lightning, forcing tens of thousands of people to be evacuated but the show picked up about an hour later. unfortunately, it was still kind of raining. didn't stop most people from sticking around, though. >> those are your headlines. got some more fireworks information about san diego coming up a little bit later. >> i hope so. this show is fireworks. >> we knew this was coming as soon as the fourth of july holiday was over for governor mitt romney. we finally have an explanation to whether the supreme court justices ruling that the mandate on obamacare is indeed a tax, therefore constitutional. was brought to governor romney. now, he had two surrogates coming forward and say on monday, said we don't look at it as a tax. it's a penalty in massachusetts and it's a penalty for america and then you had andrea saul tweet out basically the same thing. two senior advisors. different story for mitt romney when he finally found the cameras yesterday. >> now, mitt romney is stepping out and he's saying, yes,
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obamacare is a tax. let's listen. >> i said i agreed with the dissent and the dissent made it very clear that they felt it was unconstitutional but the dissent lost. it's in the minority. and so now the supreme court has spoken. there's no way around that. you can try to say you wish they had decided a different way but they didn't. they concluded it was a tax. that's what it is and the american people know that president obama has broken the pledge he made. said he wouldn't raise taxes on middle income americans. not only did he raise the $500 billion already in the bill. it's clear that his mandate as described by the supreme court as a tax. >> it should have been big news yesterday but of course, it's fourth of july and everybody is out and about and nobody is paying attention to the news. >> now that he waded into it, it puts the issue front and center, doesn't it, brian? this broadly lays it out. >> "the wall street journal" ripped into the campaign and basically said mitt romney is so concerned about being labelled a
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flip-flopper, he stayed on the sideline on this and wanted to have it both ways and couldn't. in fact, one of the campaign -- one of their lines was what lead editorial in "the wall street journal" says romney's campaign looks confused and politically dumb. >> we were talking about this before the show. i think that there was a lot of confusion generally about this decision and a lot of anticipation that it was going to be one way when it turned out to be another but i think he's speaking up pretty clearly about it now. people who are always going to point to the massachusetts experiment but i think he's made his point. >> dick morris had some interesting takes on this, you know, about obamacare and whether or not people really understood what it was in the first place and whether or not they do at this point and whether or not they understand what the supreme court ruling was. >> that will be coming up at 8:30 eastern time. meanwhile, what is president obama doing today? in a few hours, he'll make the first official bus tour of the re-election campaign to talk about the economy and for some reason, he chose the battleground states again. molly henneberg has managed to unwind the reasoning behind
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that, molly. >> yes, good morning, brian, juliet, and peter. as you were saying, this will be the president's first bus tour of the 2012 election season and it will take him to two states that he won in 2008. ohio and pennsylvania. two states that the republicans would like to take away from him. president obama who hosted military families at the white house yesterday for a fourth of july barbecue will use this betting on america bus tour to talk about his economic policies while also continuing his attack on governor mitt romney's time as the head of a private equity firm. it's a theme that the president's re-election campaign has been pushing in ads like this one from earlier this week. >> mitt romney's companies were pioneers in outsourcing u.s. jobs to low wage countries. he supports tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. president obama believes in insourcing and fought to save the u.s. auto industry. >> romney who marched in the fourth of july parade yesterday
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has been pounding the strategy of the president as a failed economic leader and urging voters to give him a veteran of the business sector a shot to turn the economy around. the republican national committee has a new ad out this morning attacking the president as a big spender by using a speech that then vice presidential candidate joe biden made in ohio in 2008. >> they have driven up the national debt to $8 trillion. ladies and gentlemen, who are these guys? where do they come from? what do they -- what possible right to they have to say to anybody particularly to us that they know how to manage our money? >> governor romney has two surrogates, louisiana governor bobby jindal and former minnesota governor tim paw -- pawlenty who will be campaigning in the areas where the president will be in the next two days. they have also been mentioned as
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possible vice president candidates. president obama will be on the road in those key battleground states as friday's job reports for june is released. you may remember may's unemployment number ticked up. back to you in new york. >> that should be huge. thank you very much, molly henneberg. >> i don't know why this is a headline but apparently the associated press has a little survey out and it says that the results are that the next president faces high unemployment. can we just assume that was -- >> i was hoping it wouldn't drag on. they say they talked to about seven economists and they believe the unemployment regardless of who is president will be upwards of 6%. this is going to be the longest at this rate. it's at 8.2 now since world war ii. >> and it's, i think, seriously bad news for the president when people say, well, why are we in this kind of situation that it's not going to abate until 2016 and then i think it plays into the republican arguments that the wrong decisions have been made in terms of saving the
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economy and promoting new jobs in america. it's a really disspiriting kind of disturbing today. all of these economists or most of them saying we're not going to see job production really at a level that's really the worst since world war ii. >> the next president then blame the current president? >> sure. >> all presidents blame all previous presidents and blame each other but the blame game is in the end not really useful if you're sitting at home and don't have a job. >> speaking of -- >> manufacturing, by the way, did shrink again for the first time in june for three years. signs that the economy could be weakening. on a positive note, we saw a lifeguard save someone in florida yesterday. he heard someone was crying for help. so what did he do? he jumped in the water did jeff ellis and he saved that guy. congratulations, jeff. something changed after he bought him to safety. >> yeah, he got fired. got fired. >> this is where the lawyers come in. >> this is your fault. >> this is where the lawyers are
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going to help. >> got to put this guy back. they'll help this guy. >> it's actually tomas lopez that did it. >> jeff is from the -- jeff ellis is from the organization that got rid of tomas. >> what happened is he put his own life and saving another life really above his job. and so they're saying they're down at the beach saying listen, you can't do that. you have a post. you left your post and therefore, you're going to be fired. >> didn't he -- >> and half a dozen people. >> he saved the guy south of his post. he didn't have jurisdiction. >> so the organization that fired him say this is a liability issue. we've made -- you know, there are rules. >> what do you think of that? >> is there a liability issue with insurance? insurance wise, could they be struck down? could the waves be stopped? >> insurance, a life. insurance, a life. insurance, a life. i mean, it's ridiculous and what happened is another half dozen or so lifeguards who said they would have done the same thing
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spoke out, quit or were fired as well in responding in solidarity with this guy. he's a hero. >> we'll talk to him next hour. let's see what he has to say about this. there may be a little bit of wiggle room on the side of the company that fired him. >> what do you think? did he do the right thing? should he have left his post -- >> if anybody writes in and said he did the wrong thing, i'll be shocked. >> what about the other people that he wasn't able to save by going to that guy. >> everybody was ok. the lifeguard might have been able to go to the next post. >> coming up straight ahead, though, just because school is out doesn't mean they can keep spending your money. offering free lunches for kids all summer long. >> and then veterans looking for work forced to head where janice dean hails from, from where she hails. north of the border. fox's business network charles
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forced to find jobs north of the border. we're talking canada. >> that's where construction on the keystone pipeline is surging ahead with more than 100,000 jobs up for grabs. here to talk about this initiative is charles payne with the fox business network. these are skilled laborers and people who have served in afghanistan and in wars and things like that. could be national guardsmen, they're heading north of the border and they're actually getting jobs that pay really well. >> these are fantastic paying jobs, you know, listen, these are highly skilled jobs. now, here, this is a couple of things. it underscores, first of all up to 114,000 jobs. think about that. and think about tomorrow when we get the jobs number. if it's over 100,000, we're going to be doing cartwheels on wall street because we're going to celebrate mediocrity. by the same token, it underscores if we had keystone in this country how many jobs would that create and b, that means people in this country that have the high skills if they're working they're probably doing jobs beneath their skills set for less money. >> underlines what this could be happening. this is the part of keystone
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that will eventually begin the journey to texas. they have to do it in canada but they can't do it in this country. think about this. i think the president has a total pass on this for the last two or three months, didn't even bring this up. could you imagine what this could be doing if they're doing it through the country. >> if you're going to argue like, hey, we saved the auto industry and all of these jobs, we're talking about the equivalent of saving the so-called auto industry when, in essence what we did is bail out unions at general motors and chrysler, you know, so the bottom line is if you're going to brag about saving the auto industry but also say, i didn't want to do the keystone thing because environmentalists came before american workers, i find it a serious, you know, double standard. >> with a story like this that gates the headlines like this story will get, do you think there's a possibility that this decision will be reversed? this is election time and it's that tricky period before november when decisions are made and become very, very magnified.
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>> absolutely. i think the president has drawn a line in the sand. i think at the top of the pecking order come environmentalists and their unions and lower down on the list comes jobs. jobs have not been a key importance of the administration from day one. >> think about it in the vietnam era during the draft, a lot of our guys said i'm going to canada, get out. after they go serve, they say i'm going to canada to get a job. >> there's some strange irony there and sad irony, if you will. listen, i'm glad canada has it. we have to give a shoutout for putting this together. vet jobs is organization. fantastic job for finding these opportunities. >> when are we going to see you today? >> i'm hosting varney today and tomorrow. big time economic data out. the market has been acting pretty good because we think europe is going to print more money. europe will get that decision today and we get our jobs number tomorrow. big time, big -- this could set the tone for the rest of the year for washington. >> could have set the tone if we would have used our toner making our own money.
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>> welcome back. quick headlines. it may not feel like it but earth will be farthest from the sun today. our planet reaching a point in its orbit that puts us 94.5 million miles away. and who says there's no such thing as a free lunch? taxpayer money providing school lunches for anybody that wants it.
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this is in chico, california. the program handing out meals not only to students but also to parents all summer long and unlike during the school year, they don't have to prove financial need. peter? >> thanks, juliet. when the supreme court upheld president obama's signature health care legislation, liberals celebrated. did that ruling wake a sleeping giant in time for the november election. chief political correspondent david brody is the author of "the inside story of how the evangelicals and the tea party are taking back america. "good morning, david. >> hello, peter, good to be with you. >> what's happening? liberals had a big hurrah and said we've won the battle. has the battle been won and are the tea-vangelicals stepping for action. >> there's no doubt about it. this is basically conservative christians, who are breaking
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bread with tea party libertarians and that's what the book is about. it's a look at why are they doing that? i lay out reasons from return to judeo christian principles to biblical world view reasons why evangelical christians believe very much what the tea party libertarians believe in many instances. yes, they're ready to go. i've decided i'm going to coin the new phrase. it's the five month energy drink because between now and november, these folks are on steroids. don't worry, not illegally on steroids but they're ready to go because president obama has given them so many different reasons. question is can mitt romney get them the rest of the way? >> so mitt romney is meeting with the evangelicals and he's on the phone with them and trying to consolidate them and making them part of their team. what are the issues uniting the evangelica evangelicals. what is making them upset? it obamacare or increased abortions in america? is it the religious liberty issue with regard to obamacare
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and the catholic church? what are the issues? >> it's all of that for sure. you know, there's a bigger scope here and that is a return to limited government. this idea that god is getting smaller, government is getting bigger. you know, the tea party libertarian crowds, they call it a return to constitutionally limited government. well, guess what, news flash. evangelicals or these tea-vangelicals call it something. but it's the same thing. it's the return to judeo christian principles. that's a big part of it. there's an interesting part in the book where i talk about how romney has actually been reaching out to evangelical leaders since 2006. he had a big meeting at his home with ann romney. they were eating sandwiches with people like the late jerry falwell back then. they were all around the table and romney says, listen, it was a great meeting. and a month later, they get a chair in the mail. all these leaders get a chair in the mail and it says on the back, a plaque, you'll always have a seat at my table.
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very interesting. >> has he been able to bridge the gap, the so-called gap that the left leaning media talks about, this so-called schism between the mormon church and christians? has he brought these people on board now? >> i think there's a small segment of evangelical christians aren't going to vote for a mormon. geographically it may not be so much of a problem for romney because i mean, not to stereotype everybody in the country but the mormon issue seems to be more prevalent more in the southern states where romney is going to win those states anyhow so we're looking at swing states and, you know, i have to tell you that with this evangelical crowd what i found out that if you actually take these conservative christians, by the way, away from the movement, like if you rapture them if you will, you're left with less than half a movement or as brian, i thought about you because i figured it's kind of like a mets game in september, very few folks in the stands. if you take the conservative christians away from this movement. >> brian is listening.
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david brody, it's a great book. good luck with it. thanks for being with us. see you again soon. >> thanks, peter. >> ok. you're already paying all kinds of fees to fly. what's one more fee? now, you may have to pay to get off the plane first? wow. then, health care confusion. will my premiums go up? will i get the same quality of care? our medical a team dipping into their mailbag and answering your questions next. dr. marc siegel and happy birthday to huey lewis. he's 62 and that's the news! [ molly ] wash your paws, mr. man! [ female announcer ] think your kids are getting a dependable clean
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>> time now for the shot of the morning. this has been reported far and wide. i wanted to see for myself. co-host of "the five" bob beckel got dunked thanks to the viewer's e-mail poll done. dana perino did the dunking. >> we missed it again! oh, no! >> let me just say this -- i don't know who set that thing up, did not have that there. >> he hit it so hard that he went down. >> thank you very much for that, dana. and i'm going to haunt you for the rest of your life. >> look at his legs. >> there they go. a replay reveals that it was the bull's eye was never hit. a faulty tank sent beckel down. >> is that or something? it looks like babe ruth's
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singlet from -- >> that's a good old summertime. >> that's ridiculous! he's ok, right? >> beauty of "the five" is part of the dunk tank in the summer. >> is this like their july 4th picnic? i thought they did this for fun. >> it was their show yesterday. it was their big "special". >> there is lots of drama behind the scenes of this show. i'm not going to -- i don't need to see his legs again. >> we set that up. >> he's such a great sport, though. bob gets ripped apart. >> right. no, he fights back. >> no, he rips, yeah. >> let's talk about flying. i don't know if you've been flying lately but one of the things that gets to most of us definitely me is when you try to get off the plane, if you have a connection or you want to get off the plane and it takes forever to get off the plane! how much would you or would you actually pay extra to get off the plane first? >> i think, you know, i think there are people who pay a
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little -- a decent amount. i would pay for it, one extra dollar to have a pillow on the flight. they've done away with the pillows and the blankets. not happy about that. >> how does that work? how do you get off the plane first? is there a guy who says peter is getting off the plane first. step aside. i mean, try that at j.f.k. >> pay for a seat. >> air farewatch.org did a study and said would you pay more to get off the flight because one or more people miss their connections because they can't get off the flight. >> do you want your soda or your beer first? would you like to get to the bathroom first? would you like to get there first? >> everything, i mean, air travel has become such a hassle. >> i would pay more. you would? the survey showed -- they surveyed 1,000 people and about 60% to 20% said hey, i would pay more to get off first and that would be additional maybe $10,
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$15 which would bring about $730 million back -- a billion dollars back. >> can i ask you a question? what do they think about the airlines that you have to pay to have the food on board. it's all this really great food. you like this? >> i'd rather pay the $7 or $8 sometimes. you know, get one ounce of nuts and a slice of cheese and then a cranberry. >> yeah. >> oh, this is wonderful. i really enjoy this. this is really nice. >> there you go. airline flights trying to upgrade a little bit more. meantime, headlines for you and we'll read your e-mails. >> how about mitt romney naming two american heroes as honorary co-chairman of his veterans coalition. former president george h.w. bush and former candidate bob dole leading the group called veterans and military families for romney. romney says the vets and their families sacrificed so much for our country and if elected president, he will always remember to honor their service and give them the opportunities and care that they deserve. polls show romney with a strong
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lead over president obama with military voters. >> and he's seen his votes shrink a lot since primary night and there are claims of voter suppression but democrat charlie rangel attacking his opponent for challenging the primary results. >> you can't just call people crooks and saying that they're committing illegal acts. don't knock the system. it's all that we have. >> new york state senator adriano espaillat calling for a recount. he hasn't officially asked for a new election yet but is preserving that option in court. >> all right, alec baldwin's dance with the idea of running for mayor of new york city may not be through. that's according to his younger brother billy. in a recent interview, he said he thinks alec's political aspirations could be very real. alec was married a couple of days ago. he's not quite sure if he's "cut from the proper cloth" considering that the job
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requires a lot of patience and you have to referee a hot dog eating contest every fourth of july. we're not sure if his hot temper will come into play. how many photographers will he attack in one day? they have to follow him around. that's their job. >> looking to knock out a possible sequel to raging bull, the epic film. the studio filing suit against producers of a $13 million movie called "raging bull 2." and boxer jake limotta. they worry it will tarnish the value of the original and mgm says it has the right to his story. because it's cheap doesn't mean it's a bad movie, though. >> that's iconic, that "raging bull" is an incredible movie. but it's about money. >> that's true. you can make a great -- $3 million, great movie. >> brian, tell us what's going on in the sports world. >> yeah, this is unbelievable. free agency started really on
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sunday and the lakers have pulled off a huge deal. likely putting them back in the hunt for a title again. reports say they've signed in the sign and trade deal steve nash goes to los angeles. they'll give up four draft picks for the two time m.v.p. why did -- didn't he go to the knicks? the knicks aren't where his three kids are. they don't get steve nash, could they be losing jeremy lin? a deal worth as much as $30 million over four seasons is on the table. the knicks now have to match, is it worth it for a guy that's only played at high level for three months? talk about a heart of gold, chad ochocinco inviting a grieving widow to his wedding. asked for her prayers on twitter so chad asked if she had a passport and told her to start packing for his wedding. she just became a widow. he felt bad for her. proof that dreams come true. double amputee about to become the first ever amputee track athlete to compete in the olympics.
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he'll compete for south africa in the 400 and 4 x 4 events. he had his leg amputated when he was 1 years old. and he has been running on those legs and it's deemed ok by the i.o.c. because of what it's made of. they say it's fine for us. >> the regular olympics. not the paraolympics. >> that's amazing, dr. siegel! >> it's amazing. it is incredible and it's mind over matter. >> let's talk about mind over matter. >> let's give a proper introduction. absolutely, dr. siegel when the supreme court upheld the president's health care mandate, he went live across the country to tout the benefits of his signature legislation. >> but his speech didn't answer many of the questions that americans want answered. dr. marc siegel of the fox medical a team is here and he has been pouring through your e-mails and here to help. >> good morning. >> good morning, sir. here's the first one, will i still be able to pick my own doctor? what about specialists or getting a second opinion? this is, i think, the question
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that most people are asking. >> juliet, you have to have that conversation. you have to say to your doctor, what are you going to do? are you going to continue to take my insurance? because some doctors will. some don't. some won't. some are going to drop out of medicare with all the restrictions and all the cuts of medicare. ask your doctor, are you going to leave private practice and go to a hospital group. are you going to go a large group? what about your network? ask your doctor. what about your network? you usually refer me to this specialist or that specialist, where will i go if i have a problem with my hip? are the same doctors staying in your network. very important question. >> if i am healthy, here's another e-mail. if i'm healthy and have employer provided health insurance, will my premiums go up? what do you think, dr. siegel? >> brian, i think that premiums are going to go up. estimates are anywhere between 10% and 40%. why? we saw that new york state in the early 1990's when we said you have to have pre-existing conditions covered. we already have that here in new york chth if you pay less out of
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pocket for your health insurance and we're going to cover pre-existing conditions and we're going to cover vaccines without a co-pay, we'll cover colonoscopies without a co-pay, mammograms without a co-pay, the more we cover and the more comprehensive the insurance is, the higher the premiums because the insurance company is not going to eat this. they'll transfer it to the consumer. >> let's talk about this. if the law is supposed to provide quality health care for more people, will i still be able to get a doctor's appointment in a timely manner? is it going to be harder to get preventative tests or procedures under obamacare? >> there again, you have to ask your physician. the truth is in canada, you have to wait for three or four months for certain, basic things like stents. in massachusetts, there's a problem with waits for primary care physicians and certain specialists so i anticipate the waits which are already a problem in america are going to get a lot worse. >> dr. marc siegel. >> that's the key. if you get a call from canada like i do on the radio all the
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time, they're segueing more towards the american program of more free market principles before obamacare. >> that's true. and they come across the border for some of their services for that exact reason. >> thank you. sorry about the knicks news. he's not happy -- >> jeremy lin got to go to the knicks. >> 19 minutes before the top of the hour. >> you love liberty. are you in favor of smaller government? if you said yes to those questions, you could be considered a terrorist by our government. we'll explain. >> then union membership is plummeting. can they be saved? are they worth saving? our next guest with some interesting information that could change the future of big labor. with the spark cash card from capital one,
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>> we have quick headlines this morning. feast your eyes on this, the tallest skyscraper in europe. it's in heart of london and officially will be unveiled during a laser light show this evening. the shard is over 1,000 feet tall. that's about 800 feet shorter than one world trade center in new york that will become the tallest building in this country once it's completed next year. and iowa governor terry branstad in good spirits this morning following this slight health scare. 65-year-old was briefly hospitalized in los angeles after choking on a carrot. juliet? >> that's not so nice. welcome back. unions not as strong as they used to be. back in the 70's, private union membership was around 23%. but today it's plummeted to 7.6%. wow, what went wrong? here to explain is law on public
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policy advisor shawn russ. good to have you here. >> thank you for having me. >> that's a massive jump. membership 7.6 in 2011. 23.3 in 1977. what happened? >> unions would like you to believe that this is all about the organization process. >> meaning? >> and they've tried to get more people to join and make it easier to join. they've tried to make it easier for card check which would eliminate secret ballots and i think they're doing it the wrong way. what i think is we should embrace individual freedom and the right of employers by instituting members only or minority based unions. >> explain how you think that would work. let's take a dummy corporation, you know, some members want to start a union. some members -- some employees don't want to be in a union. >> right. so what would happen is you take this corporation and some members want to start a union so they get together. and say you have 35 out of 100
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employees in, say, a factory that want to have a union. >> which is a minority. >> which is a minority and 65 that don't. 35 could get together with their economic power and say to the employer, i want to sit down and have a conversation as a union. now, what will happen is -- >> why would the employer feel motivated? what would be the impetus for that? the rest of them are saying we don't want one. >> 35 workers is a lot of workers and what union leaders say is that unions are more productive so if it's going to be more productive, then why wouldn't a business want to do it? the problem is now that we restrict businesses and give unions more power at the bargaining table because what we do is we say if it's a majority union, you must bargain with it. so the employer has no other option. >> what do you see happening over the next 10 years when it comes to unions? do you see another major drop like we saw since 1977?
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>> right now, they're trying to do microunions which makes it easier to bargain because they're smaller subsets of employees. so say you're in a macy's, the shoe department might be unionized but everybody else may not be. although the other sales associates. >> right. >> now, this creates an issue for businesses because imagine if i'm in the men's suit department and i want to help out in the shoe department. >> can't help. >> i can't help out. >> so over time, i think that unions will either have to recognize individual freedoms and the rights of businesses or they'll continue to decline. >> and you wrote a piece on this. you got an article. where can we find it? >> on forbes blog called model behavior. i was fortunate enough to guest write on this for the past week. >> very cool. congratulations. thanks for joining us today. do you love liberty and in favor of a small government? if you said yes to them, our government may consider you awe terrorist. we have a new report to tell you about coming up.
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shawn is going what? did you say yes to those questions? then instead of celebrating our nation's birth, celebrities, some of them, took to twitter to blast america. find out who is not happy with the fourth. [ kate ] most women may not be properly absorbing the calcium they take because they don't take it with food. switch to citracal maximum plus d. it's the only calcium supplement that can be taken with or without food. that's why my doctor recommends citracal maximum. it's all about absorption.
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>> do you love liberty? are you in favor of limited government? if you said yes to one or both of those questions, you could be qualified as a terrorist. that's the label being given to several groups of super conservative americans in the study funded by you the taxpayer
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and overseen by homeland security secretary janet napolitano. here to weigh is lieutenant colonel tony schaefer, senior fellow with the center for advance studies. lieutenant colonel, they talk about the year 2000 and seem to omitted a lot of extremist terror attacks against u.s. citizens. >> well, that's the key here, brian. this is wishful thinking from janet napolitano and d.h.s. frankly, if you have a copy of "one second after" the book that newt gingrich tweeted about over the weekend, you could be considered a terrorist bit training manuals that are now out. there are real threats out there. let's look at the one that almost took out times square and major hasan that killed over a dozen folks at fort hood. frankly there's a global jihad going on by radical extremists. we have seen the effects here. and there's a -- a shrine blown up in timbuktu over the last few
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days. we're allowing these real threats to exist, to fos themselves in such a way that they will kill more americans and at the same time, you have this huge distraction of people being targeted on the right for no real reason. >> here's a tearout about what the homeland security division has handed out. "groups that believe that one's personal and/or national way of life is under attack is either already lost or that the threat is imminent." what does that mean? we should look out for people who are extremely patriotic? >> technically, i guess you or i if we were out watching fireworks last night enjoying the freedom could have been picked up for that. this is insane. this is double speak. all the stuff that they talk about regarding the right wing groups has never come to fruition. there's no real threat there. they attempted recently to prosecute an extremist group in michigan and it fell apart because they were entrapped. i spoke to the attorney general about this issue and the
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government is trying to create in many instances its own self-fulfilling prophecy and not successful. let's remember a couple of years ago in 2009, janet napolitano actually said she felt returning veterans from war were a threat. that's how desperate they were then and i think continue to be now to find this alternative threat to the one that we're really talking about here. >> that's huge, by the way. >> radical islam. >> that's me. i was one of them. there you go. >> yeah. >> but it's very consistent from what we've seen from that division. i think we should be looking for the norweigian guy that got radicalized in yemen and we can't find. that should be the top story. >> this is the issue, yes, they're going about and there's a several -- there's a great story, anwar al-awlaki was going about trying to recruit people on the internet and being successful. we have never run that to ground. and the other thing is, brian, the holy land foundation trials left care, an organization which represents muslim interests here as an unindicted co-conspirator. last time i checked if you're an unindicted co-conspirator, there may be some smoke there and you
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may want to see where that fire comes from to create the smoke. >> for the record, i'm not concerned about you. lieutenant colonel tony schaefer, thanks so much for joining us today. always good, tony. >> take care. >> straight ahead, a grand fireworks display that only lasted 15 seconds. >> oh, my god! look at that. >> what the heck went wrong? what are those people doing now with all their time? then the white house won't put them to work. veterans forced it head to canada for jobs. michelle malkin here at the top of the hour. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics...
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>> good morning, everybody. it's thursday, july 5th. happy day after fourth of july. here's what's happening right now. it's a tax. mitt romney officially commenting on obamacare. >> they concluded it was a tax. that's what it is and the american people know that president obama has broken the pledge he made.
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he said he wouldn't raise taxes on middle income americans. not only did he raise the $500 billion that was already in the bill, it's now clear that his mandate -- >> smart move for the campaign? michelle malkin here to weigh in. >> veterans looking for work forced to go north of the border? so the president can appease environmentalists? we'll expose that story. >> and instead of celebrating our nation's birth, they blasted our past. celebrities spend the fourth of july telling the world how much they hate america. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> hey, everybody! >> i hope everyone had a good fourth of july and admirable to get up this early and watch us usually because people stayed up late watching the fireworks. >> they end at 10:00, though, right? i mean, back in time. >> i was in the subway at 11:00
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last night. it was like the worst rush hour i've ever seen. it was just families were tremendous, marines. >> you come over to my house, i look right over the hudson river. >> we'll be there. >> get me the address. >> i won't be there, of course. >> of course. >> especially if they went to that 15 second fireworks show. >> san diego, wow. >> we'll see that. >> to your headlines, though, millions of people across the east coast on their sixth day without electricity and it's hot out here, folks. patience is understandably wearing thin. utility companies say the lights could come back on by sunday? at the latest. to get a good perspective on the scope of the outages check out these before and after aerial images of washington, d.c. that whole area there released by nasa. the right photo significantly darker as you can see following that deadly storm that killed 26 people. in just a few hours, president obama will launch the first official bus tour of his re-election campaign.
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the president will visit ohio and pennsylvania, two critical swing states. you pointed that out from earlier. president obama's two bus tours last year were classified as official government business which means that you, you, you, pay for it. but mitt romney is countering the bus tour with the dynamic duo from the g.o.p. bobby jindal, former minnesota governor tim pawlenty will hit the trail for romney in the same exact state and they'll counter the president's repeated attacks on romney's time at bain. looking for a loan? hopes if you're a member of congress. the former head of countrywide gave loans to top lawmakers in order to gain influence in washington. who were these lawmakers? there they are, former senate banking committee chairman democrat chris dodd. former chairman and several more democrats and two republicans on that list and it looks like the
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perks worked because the company consulted by congress on a number of issues even though it was their subprime mortgages that helped start the nation's foreclosure crisis to begin with. finally, a major fireworks fail in san diego. >> oh, my god. look at that! >> that's it. >> so they were smart enough to realize that was not -- that's not supposed to be a fire works and the whole thing was a major letdown. san diego's biggest fourth of july fireworks display went off with a 20-second bang. it wasn't supposed to be that way, of course, because the technical malfunction caused the fireworks to ignite at the same time. you have thousands of people there just like you yesterday going down to the, you know -- >> at least no one was injured. that could be dangerous. >> i know where michelle malkin is. they're not letting you hit off fireworks because of how
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dangerous it was and with the fire there. welcome back. >> thanks for having me back. glad to be back. >> how are you and your family doing? >> we're doing good. we were evacuated for a week and we feel very blessed that so many lives and homes were saved but we have friends who have lost everything. but the thing is an amazing community. i'm so proud to be able to live in colorado springs and call so many of these people my friends and neighbors and residents because they are very vigilant and set on rebuilding and it's a very resilient place to be. >> good to hear. we know you were off for a couple of weeks for a very good reason. let's talk about something a lot less important, the ramifications of obamacare being withheld. if you have that mandate in it, that is indeed a tax. that's what john roberts said. now it's your serve, governor romney. how did he do? >> well, you know, i think he missed.
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and i think it was confirmation, all the flip-flops that we've seen since the decision of the worry that fiscal conservatives have. i think that rick santorum certainly is in a position to say see, i told you so. the point was much of his campaign that romney has an achilles heel when it comes to his position on this whatever you call it, individual mandate, tax, thing-amabobo, frankenstein, oppressive and freedom impinging mandate. >> let's hear what the presidential hopeful had to say specifically about the attacks. >> i said i agreed with the dissent and the dissent made it clear that they felt it was unconstitutional. the dissent lost. it's in the minority. now the supreme court has spoken. there's no way around that. you can try and say you wish they had decided a different way but they didn't. they concluded it was a tax. that's what it is and the
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american people know that president obama has broken the pledge he made. he said he wouldn't raise taxes on middle income americans. not only did he raise the $500 billion that was already in the bill, it's now cleared that his mandate described by the supreme court is a tax. >> i'm sorry, peter. michelle, his campaign is getting a lot of criticism about this. specifically, people come out with one thing and he comes out with another. brian, you were mentioning, i think it was, what, "the wall street journal" very critical -- >> in the elite editorial essentially says it's -- he's actually acted -- the money, the campaign looks confused and politically dumb. >> yeah. they should have been ready for this. i mean, they didn't have a single advisor or strategist on board, you know, with all of the resources, the experience that mitt romney has had having run before and having had to defend himself on this before? they were not prepared after the decision to come out and said
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what he has said now? that etch-a-sketch is hanging over him like damacleas sword. >> you're not suggesting this is a fatal error. this is a glitch along the campaign trail. what does it mean? >> well, there's no question that it is a huge liability for this campaign. i have to say that it's demoralizing and cringe inducing for grassroots conservative activists and tea party members who have crusaded for full repeal of this mandate, tax, monstrosity ever since it was shoved down their throats. they would like to have a standard bearer who has a clear message, not a muddled one. we went through 2008 and a muddlely g.o.p. candidate before. we don't want to repeat that history. >> as a matter of fact, didn't mitt romney say he wants to repeal it on his first day in office? >> why did he say that the day after the decision and just make that crystal clear? no matter what you call this
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thing. he didn't do it. that's worrisome. >> one thing he also did say he'd do is he'd install the keystone pipeline and he'd ok that. now on the northern -- they're so disappointed in canada, the pipeline will go from canada to texas. they've decided to reach out to the v.f.w. to look for tens of thousands of workers to start constructing the northern part of the keystone pipeline. your reaction to that? >> well, this is the very kind of outsourcing that the obama white house and campaign are criticizing romney for. i think that's rich. second of all, thank god for the v.f.w. doing the job creation that this white house refuses to do. i think this is the kind of thing where mitt romney has much greater strength in hammering this white house and the obama job death toll that's been levelled against the american people in large part because of pandering to left wing constituencies like the radical environmentalists who killed this thing in the first place.
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>> actual, it's going to be 114 labor positions, skilled positions, they get 30% more than they would in the united states. these are really good paying positions. >> imagine what they could do if they build it through the heart of the country. let's move on to something else you discovered and wrote about and that is, i think you put it on twitchy as well. celebrities on july 4th had some tweets anything but supportive of this country. you want to share this? >> yeah, sure. well, twitchy is a curation site where we basically see what people are saying on twitter and one of the most interestingvaluable -- and valuable gold mines is how these left wing holly weirdos cannot help themselves. they showed their true colors and they did on july 4th and those colors are not red, white and blue. people like chris rock, don cheedle who can be reasonable every once and a while spending
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their independence day trashing america and complaining about torture and slavery instead of talking about the amazing opportunities we have in this country. >> yeah. >> i'll do chris rock's tweet. happy white peoples independence day. the slaves weren't free but i'm sure they enjoyed fireworks. >> all the people of color around the world who want to get into this country, i think that's who chris rock needs to talk to. not that we'd white wash our history but yesterday was a day to celebrate the opportunity, the freedom and the uniqueness and exceptionalism of our country and these people in hollywood refuse to see it even though they're the greatest beneficiaries. chris rock, you make a living running your mouth off, hey, just like me. that's something to celebrate. you can't do that everywhere else in the world, you know. >> and then there was a tweet from zach braf that said slaves weren't freed for another 90 years so maybe just enjoy some of the fireworks. what does that dialogue do between braff and chris rock?
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doesn't that tear our country apart, michelle? what value does that serve? >> well, i think it exposes the myth of post-racial america that obama was supposed to usher in and these people are huge progressive liberal echo chamber and, you know, the good thing is, of course, that sunlight is the best disinfectant and that's what my twitchy team tries to do every day at twitchy.com and they keep us busy because independence day isn't the only day they're going to be whining and moaning about all of the injustices of america instead of shining a light on just how great a country we are. >> all right. michelle, hang in there with all your family stuff and i'm glad you can escape with us today. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> thanks, michelle. we love twitchy, too. >> thanks. >> coming up, you've seen it. panhandlers are out there begging for money and they go home to beautiful homes in the middle class neighborhoods. did you know they can make more than $50,000 a year?
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>> he got fired from his lifeguard position because he rescued a drowning man. who was out of the beach zone his company is paid to patrol. >> this story is getting a lot of play although the company's policy was always known, is it a fair policy and should this guy have been fired sf there's actually some developing news on this story. joining us is the lifeguard that was fired, tomas lopez. good to have you here. thanks for joining us today. >> no problem. thank you for having me. >> all right. so you were fired -- now, when you were hired by this -- these folks, they told you you have to stay at your post. you cannot -- if there's somebody drowning over there in another area, you cannot go over there. correct? >> yes, they told me i was not supposed to leave my jurisdiction. >> when you heard that, what were you thinking deep down inside? >> well, i was thinking that
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i'm not going to obey such a ridiculous rule. >> what -- tomas, what did you see? what did you hear? what made you go into the zone, the forbidden zone that meant you would be fired? >> well, i had a guy yelling at me screaming me, saying someone was drowning so go. i kept running until i finally found the person being dragged up on the -- out of the water and i jumped in the water and grabbed them and i just went. >> can you do me a favor, sort of describe the whole scene there. is it just like, you know, the lifeguard here and, you know, another 100 meters or whatever, there's more lifeguards. how is it all set up? why would it be such a problem if you left your post to go save somebody who is drowning? >> on that day, we had three guards, usually two or three guards. we had three guards that day. each post is, i would say, about 100 yards apart. maybe a little bit more. and i was at the most south tower. and after that, about another
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100 yards is the end of our jurisdiction. anything after that is unguarded beach. >> that's where that guy was. >> yeah. >> so he lived as a result of what you and others did on that day, right? >> i actually -- i heard news, i'm not sure if it's actual, the actual report or anything but i heard that he was doing good. that he was recovering. >> ok. well, here's what jeff ellis says of jeff ellis and associates, these are the people that fired you. before making any official statement, we are trying to get in touch with tomas and everyone else who has quit because of this. now, there are also some people who have been fired. some of your guys have been fired as well because they said that they would have done the same thing. anyway, he goes on to say we want to hear everyone's story before determining the right course of action. we are concerned with the safety of our beachgoers as well as the safety of our staff. after interviewing anyone if we find there was any problem with our decision making we will try to right any wrongs but this
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sort of conflicts with what they had said earlier which was hey, you know, liability issues says they have to be fired. they knew what the situation was. isn't that right? >> yep. they tell us beforehand we would be fired if we weren't and they said they would. >> tomas, as a final question, i think you're a hero. if you had a chance to do it again and know you were going to be fired, would you save man, woman or child who was drowning? >> of course. >> well, it sounds like some of your guards, your fellow guards feel the same way because a total of nine people had either been fired or quit. several people have quit and, you know, when the jobless rate is so high, it's a pretty amazing number of people. thanks, tomas. we'll continue following this story. >> let us know. keep us up to date. >> good to see you. >> thank you. >> i feel like they're going to get their jobs back. >> i hope so. he better get his job back. >> i'll help tomas if he needs
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my help. you have your daughter that just came in there. got to see him a second ago. juan williams and his son share their father's personal journey from freedom to panama and the recent return to the country. >> and your american flag, it might have been made in china. american flag made in china. >> check the label. >> let's talk about that coming back. [ male announcer ] introducing a powerful weapon in your fight against bugs. ortho home defense max. with a new continuous spray wand. and a fast acting formula. so you can kill bugs inside, and keep bugs out. guaranteed.
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>> welcome back. time for your news by the numbers. first, $110 million. that's the total value of 341 homes destroyed by the waldo
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canyon fire. wow, still raging in colorado springs. next, a million. that's how much pushups this u.s. marine sergeant vows to complete by the end of the year in order to raise awareness and money for the wounded warrior project. he's already halfway there doing about 2700 pushups a day. he's got abs like brian kilmeade. finally, $35 million frpt that's how much the amazing spiderman brought in on its first day breaking the transformers record for a tuesday opening which was $28 million. brian, mr. abs, back to you. >> thank you very much. more than 60 years ago, juan williams escaped panama and the dictator. he took his own family to visit the impoverished family and joining us is our own fox news contributor juan williams, our superstar and his superstar son, political campaign consultant rafi williams. >> thanks, brian. good to be with you. >> did i say that name right?
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is it kalon? >> it's a small city at the end of panama canal and the other end is panama city and the other one is the heart of panama and the heart of latin america and it's a country, you know, that was battling against a dictator, brian, i mean, battling against the likes of, you know, castro and hugo chavez. and what i learned from my trip was, you know, united states is being pressured to accept castro, chavez and other dictators like characters in the summit of americas and here's an opportunity, i think, for the u.s. in terms of its policy to say we are not going to embrace dictators because they have consequence on real people like me and on my life, brian. >> and also the president did say, issued this agreement when he said we should talk to our enemies. he hasn't really. that's what he did talk about. why was it important to see where your dad came from? >> i think for me, it really gave me a chance to see first hand how far my father has come. you know, it was amazing to me when we went to a church where
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he was baptized and they had their gold cross stolen, the kind of desperateness of these people. we went to his apartment and i saw five people cramped into these tiny three room apartments with cockroaches on the floors and bars on the windows. it gave me a chance to see how far my dad had come. i'm so proud of him. >> you went right from there to brooklyn, and you should be. but you always felt like your dad was running from poverty. working really hard so he wouldn't return to that place. >> well, yeah. you know, he always worked with this kind of energy that i had never understood, because he always provided me a life of comfort. it wasn't until i went back that i realized, wow, no wonder he works so hard. >> right. to see that. what's your reaction, juan? what's your son's reaction? >> i think it's a little bit like my american story. people come from germany, from italy, you know, from the island, from west indies from latin america and in our family,
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i think, you know, the idea that my father, you know, wanted a better education for his kids but also to get away from this dictator who was taking away and confiscating property rights of people trying to create classes of citizens based on people who came from china or the west indies to build a canal, you know, all of a sudden, to understand that now there's rafi and his generation and, you know, here he is as a political communications director helping to run a campaign, it's just transforming to see what a land of opportunity america is. we talk about this fourth of july season in terms of a lot of analogies and theories and ideals. here it is very real. i can see it in my family. i wish my dad could see it, cross generations what's possible. >> it's amazing, too, you end up in brooklyn like about everybody. that's the clearinghouse. you start in brooklyn and work your way from there. >> can you get the hunger? do you believe you acquired the
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hunger that your dad had out of necessity and his parents had out of necessity. can you do it from a place where you were not poor and didn't wonder where the next meal was coming from. >> i think i can and i think it's because of him and knowing his story and my chance to go back and see that because i realize that every sacrifice he's made is for me and for my generation. what i have to do is make equal sacrifices for my children that are to be coming hopefully. >> juan, i thought your career was your big success story. i think i'm looking at your bigger success story right here. >> i'm telling you, i think that's for all of us, brian, no doubt and your foam -- family story as well. >> look forward to seeing you in the studio. >> thanks. >> hey, ladies, ever thought to yourself i got nothing to wear? you're wrong. and i've got proof. i guess. recognize this guy? john stossel. it's john stossel! begging for money and he's all cleaned up and here to tell us what else he found out about free loaders.
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husband and wife teams that sign up. they have an option, do you want to go at the same time or stagger it? and a lot of them choose to go at the same time. why elongate the stretch -- >> imagine the sacrifice, definition of wow. >> i like your interview with juan williams. it was very nice. looked like he got a little teary at the end. >> going back to where he came from on his birthday. thaurz a problem with being connected in every aspect of your life, knowing you can get a hold of everybody you know at every single moment. >> one psychologist says the pandora's box has opened. yeah, i wanted to surprise somebody on the west coast to fly out but they know that they can call me and my phone is sitting here with me. they know that they're going to get in touch with me at all times of the day so if i don't answer, they know if it goes to voice mail, they know i'm probably coming out there. >> are we finding that familiarity breeds contempt in
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relationship? it's hurting relationships. >> "wall street journal" did a study, it's hurting relationships. peter might want to get a hold of everybody through twitter. everybody says i use text messages. regardless, are you -- are you dependent? are you mad at somebody for not getting back to you in the days before there were voicemails or answering machines, if you didn't get somebody, you didn't know about it. >> we've moved away from human connection to digital connection and you can't get a digital connection -- >> got mad at the other person. >> got angry. what do you do? >> it's destroying relationships. >> for most of us, we're all very aware of the fact that we all, you know, we do the twitters and the facebooks and the phones and the messages and the texts and the phone calls. i think we're all kind of aware if people don't get back to us, we do the same thing. i really get mad. >> take it personally. >> they're not getting back to you, there's a reason. >> you didn't return my facebook message. >> that's probably it. that's the other problem. >> people will be passive
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aggressive and create problems. it's a fine thing. >> do you ever take your phone and put it away and say i'm not going to deal with it. >> when my phone breaks down, i'm not nearly as upset as i should be. when it gets overloaded or it freezes. >> is this normal or nuts? what do you think? where's dr. ablow when you need him? women allegedly spend $130,000 in their lifetime on clothes. but still claim they've got nothing to wear. well, not all women claim they have nothing to wear, right sf>> we're look at like 271 pairs of shoes. 185 dresses. 145 bags. over the course of a lifetime, first of all, where do they get these numbers? >> there's a couple of people in this building, that's what they get in a year! >> it's the daily mirror. >> you could spend a whole -- you can get all that stuff for like $20,000. i don't know where they came up with that. >> it's a "daily mirror" study and they -- it cams out to
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$140,000. >> they calculate in pounds. >> euros. >> we did it backwards. we figured it out the right way which should be the universal currency and figured out the most staggering thing is you spend all that money and women still feel they look in their closet that they have nothing to wear. >> that's the next generation. >> is that true, though? that's what we say. that's what our complaint is. but do women really say that? >> they found that 41% admit to changing outfits twice a day, reapplying make-up up to five times per day and 1 in 4 checking the mirror five or more times every day and looking into your closet and seeing nothing to wear despite all that there is to wear. >> are men making this up about you, that you're complaining that you don't have stuff to wear? is that true? >> twitter at fox and friends. >> look at your outfit. very little alterations, they don't change! you wear suits, that's all you wear. pants. >> you're attacking the men now.
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>> i'm attacking you. >> i'm attacking you and you. >> we change. we need to get, you know, we never have anything in our closet. it's all last year's stuff. >> you got to get jiggy with it. >> got to get jiggy with it? right on. >> you read the news, peter is going to figure out what he just said. >> all right. serious news. i'm sorry, stop staring at me, brian. george zimmerman could walk free again, he was released on bond shortly after he killed florida teenager trayvon martin, something he claims he did in self-defense. about a month ago, the judge ordered zimmerman back to jail after learning that he and his wife lied about how much money they tucked away. that same judge set to rule today on whether to release him on bond. >> iran releasing a disturbing threat on the united states after it holds a new round of war games. it claims it can destroy nearby u.s. military bases and strike israel within minutes of an attack and the u.s. reportedly
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boosting its presence in the persian gulf in response to protect the key route for oil. iran is threatening to block it because of sanctions over its nuclear program that are finally kicking in. >> extreme weather. monsoon causing widespread flooding in arizona. you can see this group of 10 people using a canoe to go down a flooded wash. the monsoon forcing numerous roads to close and putting a damper on some events for the fourth of july. never hear about a monsoon in the u.s. >> right. meanwhile, your american flag made in china. lawmakers calling on the house to pass a bill that would require the government to only purchase flags made in america. this in response to a new report that discovered more than $3.6 million was spent on importing them from overseas. betsy ross, where are you when we need you? >> i bet john stossel has something to say about that. imagine not paying your mortgage for 25 years, getting away with it or getting a $50,000 settlement because you attempted to farm on your property?
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a little loopholes that people are pulling. >> john stossel has some examples showing that america is turning into a nation of free loaders but is it? >> joining us is john stossel, author of "no they can't" and host of stossel. >> we are turning into a nation of free loaders. you feel like you're a sucker when you're not when government keeps offering it for you. >> and advertising that there's food stamps available for you and putting together 30-second ads. 1 in 6 are on it and we're all dependent on it. >> we did this little test, some of you saw it this weekend where we went to the jobs center and then people said, there are no jobs. we fanned out around there. we found 40 jobs within two hours. 24 jobs entry level. and i sent someone to the jobs center and said, can help me find a job? no, we only help people if you're awelfare. we can help you get on welfare. >> have you ever been a free loader, john? >> yeah, all my youth i free loaded off my parents and yeah,
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to be fair, it's wealthy people who do most of the freeloading. corporate welfare. farm subsidies and i collected federal flood insurance because i had a beach house. >> you know, there is a -- i notice there is people that have property on the jersey shore, some beautiful, beautiful property. and you say they have like things growing and they're doing so some farming or they have some vienz and they're growing grapes and things like that. they're getting subsidies from the government on this? >> usually they get it not from what they grow but they inherited some rights from farm subsidies. you get -- bruce springsteen is getting farm subsidies in new jersey. >> we just saw a beach house. is that the beach house that you were talking about in the shot? >> i didn't see the picture -- that? yeah, i built that. my father said are you nuts? it's on the edge of an ocean. i could say to him, look, there's this program called federal flood insurance. it's dirt cheap. if it washes away which it will never do, the government had cover my loss. sure enough, it washed away. and thank you, i never invited you there.
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look, i won't do it again but this just encourages people to build in risky areas. >> i want to get to the footage we saw, you dressed as a homeless guy. how did it go? >> i had heard that some people beg for a living and can make big bucks, $80,000 a year in some cases. i made at a rate of about $24,000 tax free. i just did it for a couple of hours. but with one sign that said help, i really need help, and one sign that said i'll be honest with you, i just want a beer. i collected the same rate. people just automatically give and they shouldn't give to these street people. you're really supporting alcoholism and drug problems. >> so you say you shouldn't give to street people at all? >> there are all these charities that try to help them and get them off the dole. most people who are -- i've done one study where people holding signs "will work for food." i offered 17 people a job. only one person showed up and he
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said i admit, i mow the lawn but i'm going to get money to buy my booze. >> when is the show on? >> tonight's show is on tonight at 9:00. >> that's great. look forward to it. >> great, thanks. >> are you going to be on it? >> it's my show! >> i wanted to make sure. >> ok. don't yell at me. >> john stossel is here, ladies and gentlemen. going to be a great show. always intriguing. you always stretch our mind. for that, we appreciate it. meanwhile, straight ahead, ladies, a major breakthrough we promise you'll go on to hear about. scientists think they found the key to zapping cellulite. >> why is that addressed to ladies? guys have it, too. >> finally! >> back off the ladies today. >> then a small business owner devastated by the supreme court's decision to uphold obamacare because now he's got some really tough choices, john stossel to make like firing people. he's going to be here next. >> first, the trivia question of the day --
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>> all right. quick headlines now. a ship owned by the explorer who found the wreckage of the titanic has found the bodies of two turkish pilots whose jet was shot down by syria nearly two weeks ago. they were found in the sea bed yesterday. and researchers hailing what's being called a remarkable way to erase cellulite. it's called cellulose, right? lase, i should say. it uses lasers to get under the skin and melt fat. it also fights the root cause of cellulite. other treatments do not. all right.
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pete? >> you, too, brian. president might see the supreme court decision uphold his health care law, a big victory for average americans but small businesses are worried they may have to cut jobs or stop offering employees insurance. at all. joining us now is a business owner who says he may have to slow down his hiring because of the law. curt summers is the owner of austin generator service. good morning, how are you? >> good morning, peter. fine, thank you. >> tell me what your thoughts are. you have a business that's less than 50 people that you're employing. you want to hire more people. but you're concerned that the increased costs of obamacare may stop you from hiring these people. tell me about your conundrum as a small business owner. >> well, first of all, as a small business owner, let me just say i'm also a member of the national federation of independent business and really am proud of the work that they did at the supreme court level. we were shocked by the decision of the supreme court.
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it really just caught us off guard. but honestly, as a business owner, i'm concerned about the effect of this law throughout the economy so from a small business standpoint, many of my customers are larger companies that have more than 50 employees who are affected by that kind of trigger point. but there are other aspects of the law that are going to affect this. i have plans to hire people this year and i have plans to grow my company and to buy equipment for my rental business and all of those things are now kind of in the balance depending on how things play out the rest of this year and into next year. >> in terms of things playing out, you're talking about potential increases in what you will pay for insurance. is that what you're talking about? >> that's exactly right. we are already seeing increases in our health insurance benefit that we provide our employees. years ago, when we were even a smaller company before my dad retired from this family company, we had to make a decision between whether or not we would stay in business or
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provide health care and we actually had to terminate our health care benefits to our employees for a number of years. me and my family were included in that. and so there are impacts to business to try to be proactive to managing our costs and this is just another cost increase that we're all concerned about. >> you're in cleveland this morning, right? >> as a matter of fact, i am. i'm obviously from austin. that's where my business is, in austin, texas but i'm up here with my church on a mission trip serving the church in the inner city cleveland, the village chapel, pastor joe juworski and his family. we're having a wonderful time up here ministering to them. it's an interesting comparison between kind of what the big government solutions are which i see this obamacare as being one of those big government solutions impacting and looking at the impact of existing entitlements to poor communities. honestly, you have to look at how these kind of entitlements impact individuals' dignity so
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there's a whole ramification and i think a shift in our country to look at the comparison between empowering individuals to be personally responsible and have dignity with their work and actually providing more entitlements to keep them on the public dole. so we're enjoying our time up here in cleveland to support the work of the village chapel and what they're doing in the city. >> thank you for your efforts and thank you for your articulation on this issue. we wish you well with your business and going forward with obamacare. >> i enjoyed it. thank you. >> companies doing their patriotic duty creating good paying all american jobs. cheryl casone here next to break down the top five companies hiring this fourth of july week. but -- first this day in history. on this day in 1989, the number one song was "good thing". by the young cannonballs pretty good song. [ male announcer ] what's in your energy drink?
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>> the answer to the question of the day is edie falco, i thought it was somebody else. the winner is bill denora of arizona. i'm sorry if i didn't pronounce your name properly. all righty, now, some of the most patriotic companies in the country, progressive policy institute came out with a list of those specializing in creating good paying all american jobs. cheryl casone is not an air head and knows about all this to help bring the economy back and she's here with some details on some of these companies. good morning, juliet. that's a little bit of different. the policy is they looked at different criteria and how to evaluate the companies and the number one company that they came up with, at&t. >> really? >> probably have your iphone, your cell phone, whatever with these guys. second largest provider of
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telephone and mobile services. seventh largest company in the country by revenue so they're a big piece of really american culture. number three on g.i. jobs. they really promote veterans. i think to them back in march on "fox & friends" talking about the hiring they were doing and they need i.t. sales, customer service people. thousands of opening. >> intel next. >> you know intel, the chip. i mean, the chip maker and they are also looking for people. now, they go to military bases. they go out and they do these job fairs that they've been all across the country this year in particular looking for military vets to make that transition. 1800 jobs. they have positions open in oregon, in arizona, they also kind of an interesting perk. every seven years you're at intel, you get an eight week sabbatical. >> occidental petroleum corporation. >> everybody calls them occi and they have 600 jobs open right now. you don't necessarily need an education for some of the jobs,
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you'll be working in the field, working at oil wells and gas production. the c.e.o. is going to start doing outreach and mentoring programs. he's taking the mentoring approach to military veterans. you can be a petro physicist. >> i can see how fast you can talk. >> ok. number 21 on the list, 3400 jobs. they hope to have filled by august. opening up city targets, i can't talk that fast. chicago, l.a., san francisco and looking for people that can work on target.com and they have internship programs and taking interns for next year. >> finally chrysler. >> chrysler is -- they won an award by department of defense, 4200 vets already have been employed at this company. they also are looking at trying to reach out for small business. veterans that want to start small businesses with work with chrysler. they have jobs open, feature them back in february, 1800 jobs in michigan. >> take a breath. right on. you can catch cheryl on the fox business network.
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who is that crazy co-host of yours? >> he's crazy. that's neil. >> e-mail her job questions at ffjobhunt at foxnews.com. thank you very much. good luck on your race. you're running a triathalon. >> nyc, baby! >> riding and swimming. millions of people about to lose internet service. important news for you. you got to do one thing. we'll tell you what it is at the top of the hour. you got to wait until the top of the hour until we tell you and then is a bad credit report holding you back? what rights do you have if you think there's a mistake in mr. massi is here with the answers. thank you, cheryl. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain
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>> juliet: hello. good morning. it's thursday, july 5. i'm juliet had you hadly in for gretchen carlson. it's a tax and now mitt romney making his stance clear. >> they concluded it was a tax. that's what it is and the american people know. >> juliet: so is this campaign going to get some flak for this? we'll talk about it coming up next. >> peter: and looking for a good
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deal on a home loan? it helps if you're a member of congress, a shocking new report out overnight about loans for votes in washington, d.c. >> brian: it's the story that makes no sense. lifeguard rescued a drowning swimmer and fired. why? he stepped out of his zone. we talked to him of the you'll hear about it. "fox & friends" starts now. >> juliet: i could see peter in that. >> peter: which one? >> brian: coming up in about 45 minutes, we'll reveal what "consumer reports" says are the best american cars this year in 2012. the best in terms of gas mileage, efficiency and personal
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feedback. >> juliet: they look really nice actually. these new models, i think the new mustang looks fantastic. >> peter: they're cool. are you going to drive one of these? >> brian: they rather i don't. >> juliet: you've had a few tickets. >> brian: so four of them, that will be live. >> juliet: hi, everybody. welcome to the show. >> brian: yes. if you're just waking up, we've been on for a while. where have you been? before we talk, first you tell us what's happening. >> juliet: it's day six of darkness for at least a million people still on the east coast. it is just hot, hot, hot. and there is no, no, no electricity. some of them aren't expected to get it back until sunday. so to get a good perspective of the scope of the outages, check out these before and after aerial images of the washington, d.c. area. the right photo significantly darker, following that deadly storm that killed 26. looking for a loan? it helps if you're a member of congress. listen to this.
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a new report shows the former countrywide financial corporation gave discounted housing loans to top lawmakers in order to gain influence in washington. shocking. among them, former senate banking committee chairman democrat chris dodd and current senate budget committee chairman democrat ken conrad. several more democrats and at least two republicans also on that list. and it looks like the perks worked. the company, consulted by congress on a number of issue, even though it was their sub prime mortgages that helped start the financial crisis to begin with. new details in the sinking of the costa concordia. four days before the ship ran aground of a the coast of italy, e-mails from its technical director showed the black box had broken down. it was never repaired or replaced. then there were watertight safety doors designed to prevent flooding. documents say they were left open. both claims the owners of the
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cruise liner denied. the captain is still under house arrest facing manslaughter charges for causing the collision and running away like a little scaredy cat, abandoning ship. beware, there is a chance you could soon lose your internet connection. this is a warning that comes from the f.b.i they say nearly 65,000 computers in america may still be affected by a virus that popped up about a year ago thanks to international hackers. that malware will destroy your internet connection this monday unless do you a quick malware check to get rid of it. visit a web site to find out if your computer is clear. those are some of the big headlines. >> brian: the big story yesterday is the fact that mitt romney and president obama taking a well earned vacation. mitt romney, we saw him doing the romney olympics and on his jet ski. president obama says i'm not going to go on a high profile
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vacation. no martha's vineyard this year. so mitt romney finally sat down and was asked by cbs reporter anchor, hey, listen, was the mandate in obamacare the same as the mandate in romneycare, so therefore, are they both a tax? >> peter: categorically, mitt romney says yes, obamacare is a tax. and he put to bed some of the confusion and concern there was about that campaign's position. let's listen. >> i said that i agreed with the dissent and the dissent made it very clear they felt it was unconstitutional. but the dissent lost. it's in the minority. so now the supreme court has spoken. there is president obama way around it. you can say you wish they vote add different way. they concluded it was a tax. that's what it is. the american people know that president obama has broken the pledge he made. he said he wouldn't raise taxes on middle income americans. not only did he raise the
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$5 billion in the bill, it's now clear his man it is date as described by the supreme court is a tax. >> juliet: his advisors say he comes out on a very -- a news day that really doesn't get lot of attention. he was the number one story. but it's the best of a bad lot. there really isn't a lot going on on the fourth of july, except the fourth of july festivities. it was a moving in there. you could sort of understand why. he was getting the flip flop attack. >> brian: he does. shear what the "wall street journal" says. romney campaign looks confused and politically dumb if he does -- he basically says his decision to absolve president obama from raising taxes on the middle class is not a good one for his campaign. >> peter: i think is a desperation among a lot of people to say, well, we believe that we need to defeat this president. so he's under a microscope more than the president is on a lot of different issues. so he'll take incoming every
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time people think he didn't step up to the plate quickly or sufficiently. i would think that he made it pretty clear now -- with his latest statement. he said it's a tax. >> juliet: he made it clear. >> brian: andrea and another were out there first and had a different message. >> juliet: michelle malkin was on earlier today and she said -- i think you asked about repealing obamacare, that's what he said he would do the first day in office. why didn't he say that right away? >> brian: we'll find out what president obama is doing today. mitt romney getting a little boost from the white house when the marine band played his campaign song, by the way, at the white house fourth of july barbecue. listen. ♪ >> brian: it's america by rodney atkins. he use it is to walk out to all
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his campaign events. oops. >> juliet: both will be back in campaign mode today. molly henneberg has been investigating the music being played -- i'm just kidding. she's following other stories and is live in washington. hey. >> it is a popular song on the fourth of july. probably it was heard played all over america. good morning, juliet and brian and peter. this will, in an hour action the president will leave op his first bus type. the 2012 election season. it will take him to two states that he won in 2008, ohio and pennsylvania. two states that republicans would like to try to take away from him. president obama, who hosted military families at the white house yesterday for a fourth of july barbecue, will be using this betting on america bus tour to talk about his economic policies and his bailout of the auto industry, while also continuing his attack on governor mitt romney's time as the head of a private equity firm. it's a theme that the president's election campaign has been pushing in ads like this one from earlier this week.
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>> mitt romney's companies were pioneers in outsourcing u.s. jobs to low wage countries. he supports tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. president obama believes in insourcing. he fought to save the u.s. auto industry. >> romney, who marched in a fourth of july parade yesterday, has been pounding the strategy of the president as a failed economic leader, and urging voters to give him a veteran of the business sector, a shot to turn the economy around. the republican national committee has a new ad out this morning attacking the president as a big spender by using a speech that then vice presidential candidate joe biden made in ohio in 2008. >> they have driven up the national debt to $8 trillion. ladies and gentlemen, who are these guys? where do they come from? what possible right too they have to say to anybody,
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particularly to us that they know how to manage our money? >> governor romney has two surrogates. louisiana governor bobby jindal and tim pawlenty, who will be campaigning in the areas where the president is going over the next two days. they have been mentioned as focus vice presidential candidates. president obama will be on the road in these key battleground states as friday's jobs report for june is released tomorrow and keep in mind, may's unemployment number ticked up to 8.2%. back to you guys in new york. >> brian: thank you very much. i just saw also that "washington post" had a major story with him being labeled outsourcer in chief on their own column. i'm talking about how president obama is being labeled by -- he's labeling mitt romney, he wasn't at bain capital what weather these statistics found out. they talked to a bunch of economist and asked what do you think unemployment will be for
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the next seven years? and no one will like the result. according to the a.p. survey, they're saying for 2016, unemployment will be over 6%. and it's going to be the longest period of unemployment at this rate since world war ii. so in my view, it's bad news for the president. mitt romney is trying to explain well, how you can come to the party soon enough talk being obamacares a tax. how does the president explain why we're in such a rut in terms of not having jobs over the next four years? >> juliet: you want know answer that question? >> peter: pleased. >> juliet: he blames the previous administration. >> peter: it's the old blame game. >> juliet: which will happen with whoever is the next president. maybe it won't, though. >> peter: yeah. where are the numbers? >> brian: we'll find out the next job numbers tomorrow at 8:30 eastern time on our show. we'll find what job numbers were added for june.
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>> peter: for may, there was 69,000 jobs. >> brian: the promise is under 100,000. if they're under it, look out. >> juliet: i was going to say, speak of job, there are people who are actually quitting their jobs down in florida, near the mime yeah area because they were so upset with the situation that has occurred there. there is a lifeguard, on the beach there, there is a lifeguard, threelifeguards. the southern most lifeguard sitting this and he's watching his people in the ocean area, tomas. and he sees outside of his area, he sees a guy struggling. the guy who is drowning. he flies out there, goes into the water, tries rescue the guy. >> brian: does. >> juliet: does. ends up getting fired because of liability, according to the company that -- >> peter: tomas lopez fired for being a hero. watch.
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>> he was screaming to go, someone is drowning, just go. so i started running and kept running until i finally found the person being dragged up out of the water and i jumped in the water and grabbed him. i just went. >> brian: so he went and did that, but he was out of his zone, so they fired him. some others in solidarity, other lifeguards have quit. >> juliet: or been fired because they said they would have done the same thing. >> peter: listen to what the company said. they are concerned -- we are concerned about the safety of our beach goers as well as safety of the staff. after interviewing everyone, if we find there was a problem with any decision making, we will try right any wrong. they're only concerned with the beach goers who are on the beach that they're paid to patrol. so it's 1500 feet down those folks can, unfortunately, grab them. >> juliet: that statement was definitely conversed from the previous statement which was like hey, sorry, this is liability. they're getting a lot of attention in the headlines on this one.
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>> brian: we'll see if they get their jobs. more americans having trouble borrowing money. companies are posting the wrong information on the wrong credit reports. bob massi is up next to explain what you can do. >> peter: then rich or poor, one school won't discriminate. it's handing out free taxpayer-funded meals to every student. all you have to do is ask and maybe the parents, too mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance
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>> brian: millions of americans try to rebuild their lives after losing their homes, more and more incorrect credit reports tied to foreclosures and short sales are destroying americans' ability to rebuild. fox news legal analyst, bob massi, joins to us explain. why are these reports getting so erroneous? >> just like we saw the robo signing and all the things the lenders did incorrectly, this is exactly what's happening to many americans and the fact that there are ways of reporting bad credit. foreclosures and short sales and things like this. it's a real specialty, i will tell you in and of itself. however, what we're learning is there are certain ways that things are supposed to be reported correctly, even if inn a foreclosure short sale. what i want our viewers to understand is this: always have your credit report looked at
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because even though they're entitled to report, it still has to be reported correctly and not erroneously. that's very important message i want to get out there today. >> brian: here is a question. do homeowners and consumers have any rights when it comes to these credit reports? >> big-time rights. there's a federal law passed several years ago called the federal debt collection practices act which basically says look, if, in fact, creditors incorrectly report different types of things on your credit, then you have rights as a consumer. there are federal laws in place where certain things can be done to remove things that are reported incorrectly and erroneously. i want to be clear on that. if it's correct reporting, no. but if it's incorrect, there is actually damages under the law that will protect the consumer, brian. >> brian: i see these ads all the time. is it true? is there really such a thing as credit repair in america? >> if it's correct, if it's something again that's erroneous, yes.
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but there is so many scam, like you said, where they're charging people a lot of money to take something off your credit that is there legitimately. credit bureaus have a responsibility to report accurate credit for prospective creditors. so if something is on your credit that's real and true and reported correctly, very difficult to have that taken off. so don't get caught in these scams where they guarantee you things. part of rebuilding your dreams is to be able to fix your credit, but you can only fix those things that are reported incorrectly. >> brian: got you. and by the way, don't forget you can always e-mail bob with your questions. click on the shattered dreams tab. more exciting things. you can also attend the rebuilding your dreams seminar hosted by "fox & friends" in tampa, florida on july 26. that will be great. we'll be down there on treasure island. >> yeah. i'll be there july 26 doing a rebuilding your dreams tour.
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we'll set up an e-mail in the next few days where people can register for the seminar. i'll be taking people from -- teaching people about thousand rebuild their dreams in tampa, florida, july 26. >> brian: it will be great. be on stage together. thanks so much. >> thanks. >> brian: straight ahead, they came out in droves for candidate observe eastbound in 2008. -- obama in 2008. >> we've got all these young people who are work on our campaign. >> brian: wow. so why aren't we hearing more about the youth this time around? we're going to go straight to the source. a panel of former obama supporters here next. next, now it will cost you extra to get off the plane first [ man ] ever year, sophia and i
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>> juliet: quick headlines. feels like we're in the middle of a heat wave. it's hard to believe today is the take when the earth reaches its furthest distance from the sun, orbiting 94.5 million miles away. who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? taxpayer money now providing school lunches for anybody who wants it. this is in chico, california. the program is handing out free meals to students and discounted meals it parents all summer long. unlike during the school year, they don't have to prove financial need. >> peter: in 2008, a record amount of young voters came out in droves to campaign and vote for president obama. but four years later, that
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support seems to be running dry. so what happened? joining us now is the founder of turning point usa, charlie kirk, and his second in command, miguel. both graduated high school and supported president obama back in 2008. good morning, gentlemen. >> thank you for having us. >> peter: charlie, what's going on? why has the president kind of lost his mojo with young americans in the united states? what are your thoughts on that? >> well, seven out of ten people in my age group that are teen-agers are unemployed this summer. the huffington post just reported. youth unemployment is at an all-time high. we're saddled with $5 trillion in new debt. college loan bubble about to burst. i think we're starting to understand more government is not the answer. now the obama campaign, i don't think the enthusiasm is there for my generation that it was in 2008. that enthusiasm is not necessarily translated towards romney campaign. we're starting to see kids saying, i guess i'll vote for barak obama.
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that's how we're look at the election this time around. >> peter: miguel, what do you say? about a third of young americans are undecided on this race. how do you see it and why did you kind of turn your back away from the president's strength in the past? >> it's because i had to turn away from a separate man. we had to deal with two different kinds of barak obamas the past four years. we dealt with barak obama, the candidate, and barak obama, the president. first we'll talk about the cand. he ran on the fact he would be the fiscally responsible president. he told my generation and looked america's children in the eyes and told them that in 2009, that he would cut the deficit by one half by the end of his first term. he also looked at george w. bush, his predecessor, and criticized him, one of his largest criticisms and said that
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the $4 trillion that george w. bush ran in deficit spending was not only irresponsible, he claimed that it was unpatriotic. and this was a man that our generation thought was going to stand up to generational theft. so we went out in droves and supported him. however, we recognize that he betrayed us, that he told us that he would come out and he would stand up to washington and protect our interests. in fact, he said directly that the money that we are inheriting that debt is an injustice, a social injustice. the man who claims that he is -- >> peter: miguel? you laid it out pretty good. final question to you, charlie. in the end, is it trending toward romney for young americans? yes or no? >> i think. so i think the romney campaign has a lot to do on social networking and i hope to see that. the younger voters wake up to the fiscal crisis ahead. >> peter: thanks for your efforts. let us know what young americans are thinking going forward.
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>> peter: fox business alert. the labor department just releasing brand-new weekly jobless number. 374,000 first-time unemployment claims were filed last week. that's down from 386,000 the week before and lower than expected. so slightly good news.
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>> brian: yeah, but not something i expect -- you expect to bring up on the campaign stops today in ohio or pennsylvania. >> peter: last week's numbers were revised higher. so i anticipate that based upon what we've seen over the last few years, these numbers, unfortunately, will be revised higher than they are. >> brian: tomorrow we'll find out what it was like in june. now to your headlines. mitt romney just named two american heros as honorary chairman. george h.w. bush and former kansas senator bob dole. the governor says he wanted to do something special to honor america's veterans and their sacrifice to our country. bush and dole will lead the campaign's efforts to reach veterans and military families, although polls show he's already strong as -- has a strong lead over president obama when it comes to military voters. >> peter: did charlie rangel's supporters use dirty tricks to get him reelected? the congressman reacting after being accused of voter suppression in last week's
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primary. >> you can't just call people crooks and saying that they committing illegal acts. don't knock the system. it's all that we have. >> peter: new york state senator calling for a recount. he hasn't officially asked for a new election yet, but he's preserving that option in his court challenge. >> juliet: did you catch the fireworks last night? >> peter: yep. >> juliet: peter was down there on the west side of new york looking over the hudson river. that was a view from my apartment building. this is the hudson river there. here is a look at other july 4th fireworks displays in cities. st. louis, orlando, and boston. if you look closely, you can see water spots on the video from boston. that's because the city was slammed with thunderstorms. tens of thousands of people had to be evacuated. the show did pick up an hour
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later. it was a little rainy. that display not going quite as badly as this one. >> oh, my god! look at that. >> juliet: a big boom after 20 seconds of fire. san diego's biggest fourth of july fireworks display -- we're laughing now, but tens of thousands of people weren't too happy about that. 20 seconds because of technical malfunction. all of the fireworks at the same time. you said earlier -- >> peter: not with a bank, but a wimper apparently. san diego. >> brian: tell us if you're in san diego, you went to the fireworks show, what did do you with your extra 90 minutes in your life? did youlisten to the music? now here is what else is going on of the airlines charge for checking bags. even extra leg room. there is another fee some passengers say they wouldn't
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mind paying. a new survey shows 16% would welcome a charge to exit the plane first. 6% even willing to pay $20 more to get out first. we asked you if you would be willing to pay the express exit charge. here you go. >> juliet: larry says, there are 120 people on the plane and they pay to get off first? what now? >> peter: an e-mail from tony says, how about using common sense and getting passengers off quickly rather than inventing another unnecessary fee? >> brian: because one out of every six people have to make a connection don't do it because the plane is late or they can't get off in time. >> peter: i know what you would like, if you had a jet pack, then you could go. >> brian: right. i'm work on it now. former advisor to bill clinton and fox news contributor, our weekly guest, author of "screwes help them do it. dick morris joins us now. >> juliet: hi, dick. >> how are you doing?
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>> juliet: wonderful. you look great. >> thank you. >> juliet: so you've done a little investigating regarding this obamacare healthcare stuff. you said there are a number of people who don't know anything about the healthcare ruling or the healthcare plan as it was proposed and the first -- in the first place. you're a pollster. what do you make of all this? >> the latest pugh poll shows 43% of americans do not -- have not heard of the supreme court decision on healthcare. of course, that's the same as the percentage that don't vote. all of these polls that we're looking at now that show obama doing well are polls of people who don't vote. he's sweeping that demographic, juliet. he's so far ahead among people that don't vote. romney will never catch him. but among people that do vote, romney is showing a three to five-point lead that's why you can't pay attention to polls
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like the pugh research. but you need likely voters. >> brian: when you talk to people and they're not familiar with obamacare and what the supreme court was deciding on, and you meet them in every walk of life, are you telling me i'm talking to somebody that's not a voter? >> that's right. that's right. but you know, that does, however, raise a key question, which is that we have got to educate people again about obamacare. it's been two years since we talked about it at length. we have to make sure the elderly understand that it involves rationing and that they won't be able to get the procedures they need 'cause they're too old and don't have enough quality years left. we have to make sure everybody understands that the cost has now doubled to almost $2 trillion. this was less than trillion when they passed it. finally, that this is a tax and what it means, very simply, is that if you make less than 70,000 a year, you're going to have to pay about one month's income -- one month's income either for insurance or for the
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tax for not having gotten insurance. >> peter: in terms of the tax issue, governor romney now says it is a tax. has he gone far enough, or should he be talking about, as you talked about, the qualities, whether you can get the operation you need, and maybe some form of death panel. >> brian: here is governor romney making a statement last night. >> it's in the minority. so now the supreme court has spoken and while i agreed with the dissent, that's taken over by the fact that the majority of the court said it's a tax and therefore, it is a tax. they have spoken. there is no way around that. >> brian: so dick, there is no way he handled this correctly. his two senior advisors had a totally different story. >> i know. it was so stupid. what he was doing is he didn't want to be accused of raising taxes in massachusetts any more than obama wants to be accused of raising tax taas for obamacare. i think that the parallel between them is not appropriate.
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obama ran for president and his central fundamental pitch was, i won't raise taxes on anyone making less than 200,000 a year. he must have said that 1,000 times on the campaign. and now the "wall street journal" comes out and says that 75% of the tax -- of the cost of this program will be paid by people making less than 120,000 a year. >> brian: that's definitely noteworthy. we'll see if he pays the price. we know a lot on the right are mad at mitt romney for losing the tax message that he had lost. we'll see if he gets it back. what about likely voters? here is an example that you bring to the table today. you said one s they say likely voters say jimmy carter was a better president than president obama? >> yeah. i think carter has been a better ex-president. i look forward in a few months to understanding what kind of an ex-president obama will be. but i think that what they have in common is that imcompetence
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and inability to lead, weakness, being in over their heads, not ready for the job. you know, there is something that's preceding under the radar that before we have to go i want to mention, this week they started negotiations in new york on an international gun control treaty. we talk about this in my book. and on july 27, they are going to sign the diplomats of 190 countries, an arms trade treaty, att, which will basically be back door gun control in the united states. it will take the gun control issue away from the congress and give it to the united nations as part of an international treaty. that treaty is going to come up for ratification during the lame duck session of congress. and we have got to mobilize to stop that treaty so we can keep our second amendment rights intact. >> brian: dick, you're -- >> peter: you're not suggesting somehow by an international
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treaty, constitutional rights are going to be trampled or that local or state or federal laws are going to be going away because of an international treaty? >> that is precisely what i'm saying. >> peter: if we sign that treaty? >> that's precisely what i'm saying. the supremacy clause of the constitution says an international treaty is the eequivalent of constitutional law. it cannot be overridden by local, state, or even congressional action. the only way out of it is if you're released from the treaty by the other signatories. so what's going to happen is that while this treaty says we're not doing gun control. we're just regulating the arms trade, it requires every country to make sure that they verify the end user of the gun so that it doesn't get exported, which will lead inevitably to registration and then i believe and the nra believes to confiscation. the point is that this preempts all other action.
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what obama is doing is stuff he can't get through congress, he's doing by treaty. that's what we talk about in "screwed." people don't talk about it. >> juliet: you can find all of dick morris' thoughts and all this stuff on dickmorris.com. is that correct? >> that's right. that's why my mom named me dickmorris.com. >> brian: thanks. straight ahead, they asked companies to pay their fair share in tax. wait until you hear how and where some unions are spending theirs? vegas, any one. >> peter: don't buy your tickets yet. a big wrench thrown into someone 's plans
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>> brian: quick headlines. let's start in london. feast your eyes on the shard. at 1,000 feet tall, this sky scraper is the tallest building in europe, but still 800 feet shorter than the new world trade center. don't make that movie. mgm studios is filing a lawsuit trying to stop producers of a movie called "raging bull 2". they say it's worried about the finished quality that bought the rights in 1970. peter? >> peter: call it the hypocrisy perhaps of big labor. big union bosses blaming ceos for living it up while workers have to do the dirty work? >> juliet: not so fast. it turns out union leaders have been doing partying of their own, spending millions of dollars on tax free trips to vegas, florida, the caribbean. who would want to go there?
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it's all part of an exclusive report by "fox business" network's own liz mcdonald. watch. >> were held to the same standards as other nonprofits, they'd get a failing grade. according to a study by the illinois policy institute, unions spend less than half of the money they collect in dues on member interests, like collective bargaining. instead, labor big wigs blow money on themselves, holding conferences in places like las vegas, caribbean, and right here in fort lauderdale, florida. the grand central of union junction where in one year the afl-cio spent more than $1.7 million in tax reunion funds on conferences. >> juliet: joining us now live at the hotel where union bosses have been known to party is miss liz mcdonald. she has not done any partying there. that's the westin diplomat. i've stayed there. it's gorgeous, very hip. very trendy. and this is like the hot spot for these guys, right?
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>> yeah, that's right. the westin is right behind me. it's basically a hotel that maybe donald trump might envy. luxury suites, high quality restaurants, got palm trees in the lobby and an infinity pool in the back. donald trump doesn't own it. a labor union does. the plumbers union, as we just reported, the plumbers union also owns a golf course in hillcrest did she in st. paul minnesota. the uaw owns a resort on a lake in michigan and another union labor own has lear jet to fly into junkets here. another word is the irs is telling fox business that it is looking into nonprofits. nonprofits get to own real estate. they're allowed to own luxury real estate. they have to pay taxes on that real estate, which is basically called unrelated business income. but the u.s. issue is to teachers, firemen and cops know how this is how their money is
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being used. this hotel was purchased with money in union pension money. it was then renovated and then it got in big trouble, the government sued it because it didn't do any market feasibility studies. there were cost overruns. they spent $200 million more than what the market was telling it the union was worth and led to the ouster of union officials. now the irs is telling fox business, we're going to be looking into all nonprofits, including unions to see whether or not they're in compliance with the law and not breaking the tax law. >> peter: last question as we get out of this segment, is this illegal in any way? are unions allowed to own things if they're turning a profit? >> yeah, they are allowed to own, as long as they pay taxes on it. the issue is, do teachers, cops and firemen this is how their union dues is being used and their pension funds are being used, would they approve it? do they know about it? the irs is saying they want to make sure that everybody is in compliance with the law.
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again, we see the department of labor, for example, saying that look, you have to do what's in the fiduciary interest of the member, meaning the union. we know that the president has actually spoken at this hotel back in april. he gave a fund-raiser here. the department of labor secretary also has spoken at this hotel here. so that's a serious issue for the irs to consider all around, to see whether there is politicking going on and how the union money is being used. >> juliet: check out the info on fox business. brian is revved up and ready to go. he's outside with the all american cars with the highest rating. >> peter: check in with martha. >> good morning. >> peter: what's on at the top of the hour? >> great car expedition with brian. coming up here this morning, steve forbes and steve hayes are here. so is monica crowley. all that coming up right here. a great line - up to talk about
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>> brian: we know the summer means you have a vacation. but also could mean a time to save a great deal on a brand-new car. let's find out best of the best. "consumer reports," one of the guys is with us, jake fisher. you have looked at and helped america out by looking at some of the best cars, american made cars in the country, haven't you? >> absolutely. there is some really nice cars. never been a better time to buy an american car these days. they're getting more reliable. >> brian: for example, you brought with us the ford fusion. it's a hybrid, but you really love the console, right? >> this is a mid-sized sedan,
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really fun to drive. lots of room inside. and you know what? you get 34 miles per gallon. you don't give up a whole lot. got a little technology. that's the only difference you'll see. >> brian: you get to the car pool lane because of that and free park. you love the cherokee. you especially love the moon roof on continue. >> yeah. it's become a luxury car. it's not just rough and tumble. >> brian: my first car was a '69 mustang. 351 engine in it. how powerful is this engine? >> up to 420 horsepower and fuel efficient. you can drive it every day. it starts in the winter. let's hear it. >> brian: sounds very calm. not quite as loud. you don't hear the ticking noise that i had in the '60s. people love this car, right? >> i love this car. this is a car you drive every single day. you can see out of it. reliable. and it's got crazy power. >> brian: that's criteria. how much is that going to cost me? >> this is about $38,000. >> brian: good. $38,000. this is? >> this is the chevy traverse.
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this is basically suv meets mini van. looks like an suv, but got a lot of the room that you expect in a mini van. seats eight people. lots of room. it doesn't drive like a truck. it's actually pretty minimummible to drive -- nimble to drive. >> brian: you got the third row. >> absolutely. >> brian: so these are some of the best cars in "consumer reports." overall criteria that makes this one of the top cars are number one, reliability. >> reliability and just everything. we go through about 50 different tests on these vehicles. we check the brakes, the handling, everything about it. these cars, they come up on top. >> brian: right. this says v 6. you got to realize what you're getting with the size. >> that's right. >> brian: all right. so here we go. jake, we got all these cars and when you talk about great deals in the summer, why would someone cut a great deal for a consumer in the summer? >> what's going on is they are coming out with cars in the fall. i'll give you one tip now. that ford fusion now, the ford fusion is going to redesign in
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the fall. so if you really want a great deal, check out the ford fusion. when the new ones come on, they'll be giving them away. >> brian: you're not in bed with anybody, you just review them. >> that's right. >> brian: back inside. ♪ life in the fast lane ♪ now get an incredible offer on the powerful c250 sport sedan. but hurry before this opportunity...disappears. the mercedes-benz summer event ends july 31st. >> you've probably heard a lot about reverse mortgages lately and frankly, it may all seem just a little confusing. and if you're anything like me, you want to have all the facts before you make any big decision. that's why i want to send you this free dvd about reverse mortgages. it'll walk you through the process, from qualification to counseling to closing and also, answer some important questions.
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[ brays ] what's in your wallet? can you play games on that? not on the runway. no. we take it on ours. this summer put your family in an exceptionally engineered mercedes-benz now for an exceptional price during the summer event. but hurry, this offer ends july 31st. >> brian: the friday concert summer series continues tomorrow. >> juliet: lady antebellum. good working with you. after the show show. good work with you. >> peter: more cars. >> brian: see you. martha: thanks very much, you guys. a fox news alert to kick things off. brand new jobs report number that came in 30 minutes ago. it was a little bit better than expected. first time unemployment claims dropped to 74,000 last week. that is the best level since mid-may.
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good moing everybody. i'm martha maccallum. welcome to "america's newsroom.". >> nice to be with you, martha. i'm rick folbaum in for bill hemmer today a lot of economists say that unemployment will be above 6% for the next four years. martha: joining me is charles payne. >> food morning. martha: what is your take on the number. >> the initial jobless claims number is disheartening after this point in post-recession recovery. we would love to see the numbers at the lower end of00,000. the -- 300,000. tomorrow is the big number. it is another major disappointment. martha: tell me about the predictions of economist that is the number will be in the 6% or above range for quite some time. >> reporter: i don't disagree it could be in that